All Saints Chapel was originally built in 1875. Today the stunning chapel hosts a wide range of events such as wedding ceremonies, receptions, Holiday parties, meetings, and more. You can appreciate the chapel’s gorgeous interior while attending an enchanting Candlelight concert. Hosted at All Saints, the Candlelight series invites music lovers to listen to talented musicians perform takes on some of the greatest music of all time bathed in the glow of flickering candles.
You can find All Saints Chapel in the Oakwood neighborhood of downtown Raleigh. Although there are only seven parking spaces at All Saints, there’s a car park about a half block from the chapel. Discover the chapel’s charm and explore the surrounding area which is full of great restaurants and hotels.
Facts, Curiosities and Interesting Things about All Saints Chapel
1. Why was All Saints built?
Today the treasured chapel is home to a gothic cross configuration, five clerestory windows on either side of the five-bay nave, a cathedral-like ceilings, stained-glass window, and pointed arches. It was initially built on Hillsborough Street for the Church of the Good Shepherd and was designed by Reverend Johannes Adam Simon Oertel.
2. Chapel in transit
Can you picture All Saints perched on a truck’s trailer? Well, on June 18, 2006 you could have seen the chapel being moved half a mile east to Oakwood. The 70-foot-long, 40-foot-wide, 235,000-pound building was planted on its new site and later restored.
3. A corporate treat
Who says work has to stay in the office? Think outside the box organize a meeting or corporate retreat at All Saints. Choose from theater-style seating, a seated dinner, and a standing reception. Partnering with Empire Eats Catering, the chapel gives you a direct link to some of the best local restaurants for your event, including The Pit Authentic Barbecue, The Raleigh Times, Square Burger, and The Mecca.
Candlelight concerts at All Saints Chapel
What better way to appreciate the magical venue than enjoying a Candlelight concert inspired by the likes of Queen and Vivaldi. Nothing compares to the intimate glow of candles combined with wooden beams and stained glass when it comes to experiencing a one-of-a-kind live music performance.
What else can you do at All Saints Chapel?
What was once the home of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd has been hosting wedding ceremonies for over 140 years, and now welcoming silver anniversary celebrations, art exhibits, and presentations. Make your next celebration or event a memorable one at All Saints.
If you haven’t already witnessed a breathtaking Candlelight performance in Raleigh, then you won’t want to miss out on these unique concerts illuminating All Saints. What’s more, the wildly popular concert series is also coming to several other venues across the city.